Currently, there are but two factories operating in Myanmar with Coca Cola having teamed up with local beverage maker Pinya to produce Coke and Sprite. This began back in July 2013, however present demand is outstripping bottling capacity. The objective now is to expand production to cover the whole country including Mandalay and the northern areas. It can be expected that the selection of soft drinks may also expand. Coca Cola is one of the most dominant soft drink and beverage makers in the world and one of the most enduring consumer brands. It originated in the US back in 1886 when pharmacist John Pembertin created a distinctive and tasty soft drink which he could sell at soda fountains. However, it was his business partner, Frank Robinson, who came up with the Coca Cola name and trademarked script.